Clarke County has been named a recipient of the VACo “2011 Go Green Award.” The Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) established the Go Green Awards to recognize local governments that have implemented practical actions that reduce carbon emissions and make energy use more efficient.
At Monday’s Board of Supervisors regular meeting, Chairman Michael Hobert (Berryville) recognized Clarke County Environmental Planner, Alison Teetor for her work in leading Clarke County toward a lower carbon footprint.
“Thanks for all of your hard work on our County’s green initiatives,” Hobert said congratulating Teetor.
Clarke County’s Go Green Award is due in large part to initiatives by Teetor in several areas including:
Establishment of a Facility Utility Use database that tracked energy use data for 12 County buildings over the last five years; Assessment of the energy performance across County facilities; Implementation of energy efficiency measures government wide; Development of water quality controls.
Teetor also regularly advises County residents on best practices for “green” sustainable living including Teetor’s ever popular “rain barrel” workshops.
This is the third year VACo has participated in the program, which was started by the Virginia Municipal League in 2007 and called “Go Green Virginia.”
The program is generously supported and sponsored by Moseley Architects and Trane.
“A couple of years ago, VACo dedicated our new building that was renovated with green construction as a priority,” VACo Executive Director Jim Campbell said. “We are proud to be a part of an exciting program that encourages our members to implement the same thinking and priority.”
Other winning counties included:
- Albemarle County
- Arlington County
- Chesterfield County
- Culpeper County
- Frederick County
- Hanover County
- Henrico County
- Roanoke County
VACo supports county officials to effectively represent, promote and protect the interests of counties to better serve the people of Virginia.
Visit www.GoGreenVA.org for more information.